Arman Liwanag

Senior College Affordability Advisor

Balboa High School
Phillip & Sala Burton High School

Arman Liwanag is a Senior College Affordability Advisor at uAspire San Francisco Bay Area. In this role, they help students and families navigate the financial aid process while empowering them to make informed decisions about affording college. In addition, Arman is a founding member of uAspire’s Equity, Representation, and Transformative Change (ERTC) committee, working to promote organizational equity. Prior to joining uAspire, they worked as a High School Educational Counselor at a nonprofit after-school program, providing holistic support and college preparatory resources to youth from underserved backgrounds. Arman has also volunteered with Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), a school-to-college leadership pipeline that teaches Ethnic Studies classes through the Filipinx American experience with youth from San Francisco K-12 public schools.

Arman earned their BA in Psychology and Social Behavior with minors in Educational Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Throughout their undergraduate career, they were heavily involved in college access and retention programs for historically underrepresented students as well as student organizing to advocate for accessible and affordable public higher education.

2017-2018 Advising Schedule

Balboa High School

Days of the Week Need an Appointment?
Monday & Thursday Click HERE to Schedule

Phillip and Sala Burton High School

Days of the Week Need an Appointment?
Tuesday & Friday Click HERE to Schedule

Why uAspire?

uAspire’s mission resonates with my passions in empowering underserved youth and college access/affordability. As a first-generation college graduate, I understand the importance of postsecondary education as well as the difficulty of navigating the financial aid process. I strongly identify with uAspire’s efforts to make colleges affordable for all students and families through advising and advocacy. Furthermore, I value working with a dedicated team that is student-centered, collaborative, and fun!